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Rear disc conversion
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Who has done a rear disc conversion? Did you use a kit, or assemble parts from the bone yard? How tough was it to do, and what special "words of wisdom" would you have for us newbies (to conversions)?

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I bought mine from right stuff brakes but think there is prob easier kits out there

http://www.getdiscbrakes.com/


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The most interesting swap I saw was using the rear brakes from a Crown Vic cop car. It uses the small housing ends like our Mustangs have, just some minor trimming as I recall. I think the article was on another Mustang forum.

Jeff T.

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Hmmmm I wonder if it's all year of Crown Vics or only certain years?

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#5
One of are members did it I think it was boss 331. It was posted here.
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http://www.streetortrack.com

i did mine a few months ago and it was easy. uses original 94-04 cobra stuff.
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#7
Now... is it really a significant improovement from the factory drum brakes?

I hear all the time it is actually not... Mustangs as well as most of muscle cars dont really have a significant ammount of brake in the rear because of the weight distribution this cars actually has...

As you know, i´m not even close of a pro in mechanics so.. dont trust me!! jeje... But i see in here, a lot of guys who spend 3K in parts to make his mustang disc all over and then, i see the cars has more problems than pros in this South American made upgrade... jeje




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droptop73;27630 Wrote:The most interesting swap I saw was using the rear brakes from a Crown Vic cop car. It uses the small housing ends like our Mustangs have, just some minor trimming as I recall. I think the article was on another Mustang forum.

Here is the link for the crown vic stuff

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-rear-...=rear+disc
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URUGUAYAN_FASTBACK;27689 Wrote:Now... is it really a significant improovement from the factory drum brakes?


Disc brakes are lighter than drums; they're easier to work on; and they cool better. For an average street car, it probably doesn't make a whole lot of difference. If you're going racing or do a lot of braking that tends to heat up the drums, it makes sense. So the real question to ask is what the goal is when considering changing over to rear discs.
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dohebert;27703 Wrote:
URUGUAYAN_FASTBACK;27689 Wrote:Now... is it really a significant improovement from the factory drum brakes?


Disc brakes are lighter than drums; they're easier to work on; and they cool better. For an average street car, it probably doesn't make a whole lot of difference. If you're going racing or do a lot of braking that tends to heat up the drums, it makes sense. So the real question to ask is what the goal is when considering changing over to rear discs.

Smile great answer my friend!! i have sooo much to learn in this mechanic topics!!

In here, there are no trully race mustangs or really powerful muscle cars to trully need an upgrade like this and i´m positive, most guys do the conversion just to see a disc through the wheel

But the easy to work on and the modern tech in disk brakes makes the hole sence... Maybe the mantainance is easier too and with less parts to break in the system...

Thanks man!! Smile



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